List of Joomla performance tools

Torbjorn Zetterlund ThunderBear

For a Joomla user, Joomla import mootools.js automatically. Mootools.js is more than 70KB, How much bandwidth it will takes?

Here are a number of tools that you can use to lower the bandwidth need of your Joomla website.

  1. Google Ajax Library  –  Plugin Google Ajax Library can host Mootools(70K),Prototype,JQuery,YUI libraries, which can save bandwidth and speed up your site’s response.  Tips:This plugin is suitable for all joomla site.
  2. CssJsCompress  –  Plugin CssJsCompress can automatically optimize external resources like CSS and JavaScript, which can reduce both the size and number of requests made to your website. These optimizations may reduce server load, bandwidth requirements, and page loading times.  Tips:This plugin is suitable for most joomla site.
  3. Phil Taylor’s SPEED UP your Joomla Admin Console  –  Plugin Phil Taylor’s SPEED UP your Joomla Admin Console can use Google Gears to speed up your Joomla administration.  Tips:This plugin can only speed up your administration, can’t speed up your front side.
  4. Content static  –  Plugin Content Static can convert your joomla site into html static files, which saves the need for costly SQL resources to load pages from a database.  Tips:This plugin can boost your site mostly, however it doesn’t work with vote,reviews etc.

If you use all of the plugins, please notice the order of them. They should have the following orders: Google Ajax Library < CssJsCompress < Phil Taylor’s SPEED UP your Joomla Admin Console < Content Static(From low to high).